Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Vitamin deficiency contributes to alcohol dependance

Reduced blood levels of thiamine (vitamin B1) in people who are alcohol dependent, compared with those with no history of alcohol abuse, are likely to be because of the poor diet. According to research in this month's Alcohol and Alcoholism, consumption of vitamin supplements appears to bring thiamine levels closer to those seen in control participants. Supplementation of dietary intake of thiamine in people who are alcohol dependent remains an important measure for the prevention of Wernicke–Korsakoff's syndrome in this population

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